Presence and Prevalence of Viruses in Local and Migratory Honeybees (Apis mellifera) in MassachusettsApplied and Environmental Microbiology (2009)
Migratory and local bees in Massachusetts were analyzed for seven viruses. Three were detected: black queen cell virus (BQCV), deformed wing virus (DWV), and sacbrood virus (SBV). DWV was most common, followed closely by BQCV and then by SBV. BQCV and SBV were present at significantly higher rates in the migratory bees assayed, bringing into question the impact that these bees have on the health of local bee populations.
Publication DateOctober 23, 2009
Citation InformationJohn Burand, Anna Welch, Francis Drummond, Sunil Tewari, et al.. "Presence and Prevalence of Viruses in Local and Migratory Honeybees (Apis mellifera) in Massachusetts" Applied and Environmental Microbiology Vol. 75 Iss. 24 (2009)
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